Our lodge has accomplished a lot in a short time since our last newsletter. This summer, our lodge donated 60 pounds of food to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. We also donated $300 to a young pregnant woman in the hospital with complications due to Covid and had to deliver her baby three months early. She was in much need of baby items. We also applied and received two Grants from Grand Lodge. The first is the Gratitude Grant, which will be used to purchase much needed items for both Gigi’s Playhouse and Anne Arundel County SPCA. Gigi’s Playhouse has programs to focus on a variety of skills, with the goal of helping individuals with Down syndrome and special needs, to become their best selves. The SPCA, provides shelter and humane care for homeless animals in need and work as advocates for animal welfare in our community. The second is the Beacon Grant, which will be donated to Arundel Lodge Behavioral Health, which improves the lives or children, adults, families, and veterans impacted by mental health and substance abuse disorders. More information to come on these great charities. Also, we will be collecting food from now through the holidays to help replenish local food pantries.
In July, we welcomed 10 new members and in August, 17 new members. Please take time to introduce yourself and thank them for joining our Elk family. Also, Our lodge is excited to Welcome the Boy Scouts that will be meeting weekly at the lodge. For upcoming events and food menu, please see flyers and calendar. The “Dancing” group is now every 1st Friday of the month.
As more people are attending dinners and events, bring your patience and join us, as your house committee and staff are working hard. Please remember, your House Committee are volunteers and in order to keep the events or nightly dinners running smooth, they can always use your help. Either by cleaning up your dishes and trash or volunteering; regardless of the how much or little you can help; your time is greatly appreciated. The Elk of the Month for October is Tessa Gill. She volunteer's expediting in the kitchen most Tuesdays, every Friday night and special events. Please thank her and the other volunteers for their time and help when you see them next!
Your lodge Officers and Staff, wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.